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Brought in to transform the playing style at Adelaide, the Spaniard is confident of achieving his mission, but has warned fans the transformation will not happen overnight

New Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau wants to bring attractive football to Hindmarsh Stadium, but has asked for patience as he seeks to implement change.

Spaniard Gombau has arrived in the A-League from Hong Kong club Kitchee, having previously worked as a youth coach in the famed Barcelona academy system.

Much is expected of a man who earned his coaching badges through the Catalonian Football Federation, and the 37-year-old wants to deliver, but said he needs time to get the job done.

"We want to play beautiful football and hope that people enjoy [it] when they come to see us," Gombau said.

"I need to start something from the beginning, which is the style, the skills. If you want to play this way you need to go step by step.

"Of course I want to win, to try and be successful, like every coach at every single club - but step by step. If you make a good step at the beginning you put yourself in a better position."

Having touched down in Australia, Gombau oversaw his first training session on Monday, and is looking forward to working with the playing group during the months ahead.

"I saw things I like a lot, and I also saw things I need to rearrange, but this is normal when arriving at a new team," he said.

"Tomorrow we will have a meeting with the players and explain what we want to do during the pre-season.

"We have a long pre-season, this is good, we have two-and-a-half months and we can go step by step and I am happy from my first day of working here."

Gombau also talked up the Spanish signings captured by Adelaide ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

"One [Sergio Cirio] is a striker who can play in the three positions at the top," Gombau said.

"This season he played more of a left winger than other positions, and is a player that has scored a lot of goals [24] this season. I think the A-League is a league that is physically very strong, and he is a strong player.

"The other [Isaias Sanchez] player is a midfield - defensive - that is good at recovering the ball, but is also very good with the first pass. He is a player that can start an attacking play, and can play at [number] 6, 8 or 10 [on the field]."

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